P3 headphones reveal whatever you listen to in detail with pristine highs and lows, an open midrange and all round balanced and natural performance.
Constructed from lightweight aluminum and durable rubber, with specially designed acoustic cloth ear pads with memory foam, P3 headphones are light and comfortable.
P3 headphones are highly portable, folding up for easy storage, with a hardshell carry case to protect them in your backpack or rucksack.
Made for iPad, iPod and iPhone
With an in-line remote control and mic, you can get the most out of your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Make hands-free iPhone calls and control your iPod without taking it out of your pocket or bag.
- High-definition Bowers & Wilkins sound
- Dynamic driver
- Mylar-damped laminate diaphragms
- Acoustic cloth earpads
- OFC cables
- In-line mic and remote
- Hard shell carry case
Did you notice?Dynamic 30-mm drivers and Mylar-damped laminate diaphragms with acoustic cloth earpads all combine to make these truly high-definition headphones.
Apple Recommends ForListening to music with high fidelity on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.
What's in the Box?
- Bowers & Wilkins P3 On-Ear Headphones
- Hard shell carry case
- Universal cable
- Quick start guide
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 34 ohms
- THD: <1%
- Other Features: Foldable, With Remote and Mic, Sound Isolating
- Form Factor: On Ear
- Cable Length: 120 cm
- No. of Microphones: 1
- Mfr. Part Number: FP33537
- UPC or EAN No.: 714346315031
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: Two years
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Ratings & Reviews
Great sound, excellent comfort!
I've struggled to find the "right" pair of headphones for 10 years. These came highly recommended from various audio and tech blog I've struggled to find the "right" pair of headphones for 10 years. These came highly recommended from various audio and tech blogs and after listening to them in the store and trying them on, I was sold! Earbuds are painful for me to wear, larger over ear units fall off of me. The BW p3 is the first pair of headphones I've worn that don't fall off and deliver great sound in noisy environments! These are designed for business travelers, so the bass is a little more forward than I would like, but that is by design because bass drowns out background noise from airports and in a noisy environment like my house with three barking dogs, I'm grateful for it! The fabric covering is super comfortable. These headphones are designed to be worn for hours at a time and they stood up to my six hour road trip over the weekend without my ears feeling sweaty or sore. Overall, I'm very pleased with my purchase! …
- Written by Stacy J from SPOKANE
101 of 108 people found this useful
My new primary set of headphones
I usually don't write a review for a product unless it blows me away and the B&W P3 did just that. For the past 2 years I have com I usually don't write a review for a product unless it blows me away and the B&W P3 did just that. For the past 2 years I have commuted to work on the subway and everyday I have carried two pairs of headphones, one over-the-ear set of Sony's, and the in-ear Shure SE215. I used the Sony for comfort and when I wanted to hear more of my surroundings, I used the Shures when I wanted to enjoy crystal clear audio, and seal out the world.
Since I bought the P3, I have stopped carrying those other two headphones. The P3 has completely replaced those two great headphones. Why? Well, these not only sound amazing, clear, and punchy, but they block out enough of the outside world to let me tune out, and with the volume relatively low, they let it in too. They are VERY comfortable, the mic is in a great position for clear conversations, and the fact that they fold means they fit in a jacket pocket or in their rock solid case. Great buy. Don't even hesitate. BUY THEM! …
- Written by Christos X from New York
91 of 94 people found this useful
BUY BUY BUY!
If you are looking at purchasing a pair of headphones in the 200 dollar range, LOOK NO MORE! Seriously, click purchase. I tried If you are looking at purchasing a pair of headphones in the 200 dollar range, LOOK NO MORE! Seriously, click purchase. I tried the beats, I tried the Souls, I even tried some Senheisers (the runner ups), but ultimately they all fell down! Beats are just a sub box on your head, they are tight on your head to create the tight box to make the amplified bass, uncomfortable for any lengthy period of use, same with the souls but with a more balanced sound. Senheisers are the runner up in almost any model that I experienced, but ultimately the over ear design was to big, bulky and hot. These recreate sound perfectly! they are super light and comfortable for long long long wears! Plus, the fabric lets air in and your ears don't sweat. And last but not least, look at that design, look great alone, and look like they were designed for the iphone and macbook! …
- Written by Jordan S from Hays
85 of 93 people found this useful
great pair of headphones, excellent build quality, sound is great for the price range.
- Written by Landon B from Grand Junction
The Ones: Bang for Buck, Comfort & Class!!
BEST headphones I've owned: optimal bang for buck; superb sound, design, comfort & class.
MUSIC means a lot to me. A multi-inst BEST headphones I've owned: optimal bang for buck; superb sound, design, comfort & class.
MUSIC means a lot to me. A multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter I constantly listen to music, work out regularly & use video professionally. Having tried many headphones over the years I'm amazed with these & extremely satisfied. Design is top-shelf, sound is superb, comfort is fantastic, & they're classy – I mean really nice!
SOUND: Compared with Dr. Dre Solo Beats they're actually quite similar; a little more broadly balanced in the mids & highs with just a touch less bass but barely noticeable. They do have great bottom though, which is integrated into a truly balanced, brilliant mix.
DESIGN/BUILD: Sooo sweet, genius design; quality components (except for the rinky-dink cord, which is the only neg in the package); folds up perfectly; super comfortable with great sound isolation for my ears; really light but seem much more durable than Beats which just don't stand up to heavy use over time.
FEATURES: It's all about sound & fit for me…the phone seems to work well enough (I use this feature only at the gym); case is a little bulky but very protective (I'm using a different carrying system now); not my original work-out choice as I want to preserve the life of these babies but can't seem to find durable earbuds that fit & sound great…besides, the sound is a spoiler & comfort is unmatched, at least for me, & the minimalist design is well suited.
BOTTOM LINE: Best $200 listening device you can get! Balancing superb sound, design, comfort, quality & portability – P3s are the optimal bang for the buck! …
- Written by David L from Cochrane
Love The Phones - Hate the Cord & Case
The headphones are exactly what I wanted - beautiful, lightweight, foldable, comfortable, well made, quality materials, and the so The headphones are exactly what I wanted - beautiful, lightweight, foldable, comfortable, well made, quality materials, and the sound is great. The bass is pretty heavy, but I changed my music settings on my iPhone to "Vocal Booster" and that helped. I had another pair of Bowers and Wilkins before and regretted selling them. B&W are really well designed and engineered. But the cord on the P3 is like a cord on a kid's toy. Doesn't match the thinking of the headphones. They put zero thought into the cord. Thin, tangly, and crinkly. Take a clue from Apple's lightning cable - twice the thickness as the B&W cord and very soft. The case is a loser too. It's solid plastic, but it's so bulky it's hard to hold, doesn't sit flat on a surface, not too easy to open, and too bulky to put in a glove compartment or slip in a briefcase. Just carrying the case from my car to the front door - also holding papers, a drink, a dog leash - the case was a slippery, weird problem. I'm going online to find a better solution for the case. …
- Written by Robert S. K from Milwaukee
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Are they wireless?
- Asked by Joanna F from Dubai
- Nov 7, 2014
P3's are not wireless but they are one of the best sounding headsets...EVER !! If you're looking f P3's are not wireless but they are one of the best sounding headsets...EVER !! If you're looking for bass thumpers, go find something else. These will let you hear music as the artist intended. Clear highs, bright midrange and deep bass if that's what is supposed to be heard. I've had mine for 5 years and they're still going strong. …
- Answered by David M from Chicago
- Nov 8, 2014
Anyone use these while working out? Are they uncomfortable when you're sweaty?
- Asked by Richard V from Irvine
- Jan 4, 2015
Can you change the ear pads on the P3 once they become dirty or is there any leather switch outs available?
- Asked by Erica M from Cibolo
- Nov 18, 2012
The earpads are acoustic fabric. They're quite comfortable. My friend has the P5s which have leath The earpads are acoustic fabric. They're quite comfortable. My friend has the P5s which have leather. They offer a bit better sound isolation but he complains that they get a little hot in the summer. Replacements should be available through your local B+W dealer. …
- Answered by Michael C from Toronto
- May 28, 2013
Do these headphones work for someone wearing hearing aides? (Not able to get enough amplification with ipad volume alone)
- Asked by Mary W from Milbank
- Nov 26, 2012
I'm not sure if these headphones will give higher amplification as the apple products all have a vol I'm not sure if these headphones will give higher amplification as the apple products all have a volume limit. You probably need to investigate an external desktop amplifier that you put between the ipad and your headphones. For example, check out the Fiio range of amplifers. They have a range of desktop and portable amplifiers that should do the job. Warning! Check the connections as I understand the ipad has a different connection than the ipod. The Fiio range normally connect using USB ports, although I connect a Fiio amp to my ipod using the standard ipod connector port (its a connector also sold by Fiio). With the P3's this set-up gives excellent sound quality. …
- Answered by Michael H
- Oct 18, 2013
How much sound do these leak?
- Asked by Voytek G
- Mar 17, 2013
they leak a little bit but nobody will hear what you are hearing.
- Answered by Cheol C from Ithaca
- Aug 8, 2013
Do these headphones sound good?
- Asked by Adam H
- Nov 1, 2012
Yes. Out of the box they sound muddy and very bass loaded. Burn them in over a weekend by playing lo Yes. Out of the box they sound muddy and very bass loaded. Burn them in over a weekend by playing loud music and they transform - the treble opens up, the midrange comes through and they sound very nice indeed. They remain slightly bass-forward, but nothing like the Beats headphones. They also drive nicely from an iPhone or iPod/Pad without separate amplification. …
- Answered by N D R N
- Nov 2, 2012